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Education Policies and the Restructuring of the Educational Profession

Global and Comparative Perspectives

  • Romuald Normand
  • Min Liu
  • Luís Miguel Carvalho
  • Dalila Andrade Oliveira
  • Louis LeVasseur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luís Miguel Carvalho, Romuald Normand
    Pages 1-12
  3. Christina Elde Mølstad, Daniel Pettersson, Tine S. Prøitz
    Pages 13-26
  4. Annette Rasmussen, Palle Rasmussen
    Pages 159-172

About this book


The book analyzes worldwide changes in school organization and the teaching profession, and how the profession has been impacted by education policies that promote assessments and accountability. It also identifies some shifts in professional positions, statuses and profiles, and characterizes the impact and contextualization of professional standards that shape teaching practices and the management of schools. Further, the book provides relevant comparative and empirical data on the restructuring of the teaching profession in an era of globalization through a critical perspective on and an overview of the main research and comparative findings across countries. As such, the book is not only directed to educational researchers but will also interest professionals and policymakers, addressing a broader education and policy community concerned by the new aspects shaping the teaching profession in the 21st century.


Education Policy New Public Management Identity and Subjectivity Teacher Education Teacher Training School Governance Accountability Policies in Education PISA Education System Educational Profession

Editors and affiliations

  • Romuald Normand
    • 1
  • Min Liu
    • 2
  • Luís Miguel Carvalho
    • 3
  • Dalila Andrade Oliveira
    • 4
  • Louis LeVasseur
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Institute of International and Comparative EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute of EducationUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of EducationFederal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  5. 5.Faculty of Educational SciencesUniversité LavalQuebec CityCanada

About the editors

Romuald Normand is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Strasbourg, France. (CNRS Research Unit: Societies, Actors and Government of Europe). He  works in the areas of comparative education policies and management. He is the convenor of the network 28 “Sociologies of European Education” at the European Educational Research Association. He is a French Director of the Beijing Normal University’s Chinese-French Center for Innovation in Education and co-editor of the Routledge series Studies in European Education.

Liu Min is an Associate Professor at the Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, and Director of the Beijing Normal University’s Chinese-French Center for Innovation in Education. Her research focuses on education in France, educational governance and policies, and international comparative policies in education.

Luís Miguel Carvalho is a Professor of Education at the University of Lisbon, Institute of Education, where he works on the educational policy and administration research & teaching area. His latest research focuses on international comparative assessments, and the making and transnational dissemination of education models and reforms. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Educational Research Journal.

Dalila Andrade Oliveira is a Professor of Public Policy and Education at the Faculty of Education and the Graduate Program in Education, Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her research mainly focuses on education policy, school management and teaching in Latin America. She was Vice President of the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Education from 2005 to 2009, and President from 2009 to 2013. Currently she is responsible for the overall coordination of the Latin American Network on Teaching Work Studies (RedEstrado).

Louis LeVasseur is a Full Professor at the Faculté des sciences de l’éducation, Université Laval, and an associate fellow with the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante. A sociologist of education, his work focuses on school culture (instruction, socialization, critique), education in modernity, the history of education in Québec, and education policies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Education Policies and the Restructuring of the Educational Profession
  • Book Subtitle Global and Comparative Perspectives
  • Editors Romuald Normand
    Min Liu
    Luís Miguel Carvalho
    Dalila Andrade Oliveira
    Louis LeVasseur
  • Series Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Educational Science Publishing House 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8278-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4108-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8279-5
  • Series ISSN 2366-1658
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-1666
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    International and Comparative Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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